This series of videos is from the LSU Center for GeoInformatics and South East Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East hosted these training sessions on Best Methods to Achieve Accurate, Repeatable Orthometric Heights Using Real Time GNSS Networks. The event was held at the Orleans Parish Levee District Offices in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 15th 2012. The event was attended by over 60 individuals including surveyors, engineers, local, state and federal government officials.
Some of the topics covered were: Vertical Geodetic Control in Southern Louisiana Providing the National Spatial Reference System in dynamic regions Intro to GNSS Guidelines for Establishing GPS-derived Ellipsoid Heights Guidelines for Establishing GPS-derived Orthometric Heights Improvements to the Geoid Model Real-time Kinematic Surveying and Best Practices Introduction to Real-time Networks
The South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority District - East has made these trainings a Requirement for Professionals Working for the Levee District. Surveyors and Engineers that attended also received 8 Continuing Education Credits. The training provided professional Land Surveyors the requisite training to properly use an RTN system such as GULFNet or C4Gnet to provide current correct elevations. The main speaker was Bill Henning of NGS, one of the premier experts in the GNSS applications field. Registration was managed by LSPS District 1 and plans are currently in the works to host additional events of this type.